Leclerc decides first free practice in France

The young Ferrari driver of the Emirate of Moaco, Charles Leclerc, of the Italian Ferrari team, won the first free practice in the French Grand Prix, the twelfth round of the 2022 season for the Formula One World Championship, recording a time of one minute 33.930 seconds, and outperforming the twelfth round of the 2022 World Championship. His rival this season, Dutch world champion Max Verstappen, driver for Red Bull, who finished second, in front of Spain's Carlos Sainz, the second Ferrari driver.

Young Briton George Russell finished fourth in the Mercedes driver, about a second slower than the leader, and French Pierre Gasly was fifth in his Alfa Touri car, ahead of Mexican Sergio Perez in Red Bull's second, and Hamilton's substitute de Vries finished ninth.